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Museo di San Marco

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Opened to the public in 1869, this museum houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence including a sweeping fresco by Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and a superb collection of works by Mariotto Albertinelli.
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Piazza San Marco, Florence, Italy
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This museum was fairly quiet and peaceful when we visited which belies its violent history. This is the monestary where the fiery preacher Savonarola lived and some of his artefacts are on display. My favourite was probably the huge bell which people, angry at Savonarola's...More

Thank TravelEmmPee
Reviewed 4 days ago

Never disappoints . Chose to come here rather tham more popular museums and it is fascinating as well as interesting. All beautiful and well worth the 4 Euro's.

Thank PeterC5160
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fabulous. Glorious Art to be enjoyed and appreciated in relative peace since this heavenly place is a wee bit off the beaten track.

Thank Sebastian R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plot out your method of travel, bus, walk or other, we walked from down close to Republic square, fun. Be careful while walking, lots of people, etc.

Thank Pepperjackm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum, housed in the medieval Dominican friary, is an architectural masterpiece designed by Michelozzo in the 15th century. It contains the extensive collection of paintings and frescoes made by Fra Angelico, who lived here for several years. But, you can also find a great...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem of a museum is filled with frescoes painted by Fra Angeleco and others. A former monastery, one can walk from one cell to the next to admire the frescoes painted in every room for the purpose of providing monks something on which to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not so grand as The Accademia or as overwhelming as The Uffizi, this former 15th century museum has its own charms. Focusing primarily on early Renaissance painter Fra Angelico, who was the monastery’s prior, it also offers a peek into monastic life of the time....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great stop on our trip - make time to see it when you are visiting Florence, and check the grounds too

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 15th century monastery not far from the Accademia houses the greatest collection anywhere of frescoes and paintings by Far Angelico. The cells upstairs are stunning in their simplicity decorated by this great artist and his students. A wonderful experience and for some reason it...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do be aware that this treasure closes at 1:50 each day. We have been here each trip to Florence and each time become more moved at what Far Angelico accomplished.

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San Marco
The pleasant atmosphere of this residential area, a
stone’s throw away from the Duomo of Florence,
surprises everyone. A continuous flow of backpacking
students provides the tranquil surroundings for the
elderly residents who sit in Piazza San Marco to read
the daily newspaper. Home to several universities,
including the Academy of Fine Arts, San Marco is one
of the most vibrant cultural centers in the city. A
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Joanna H
23 May 2018|
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Response from HotelSnob2003 | Reviewed this property |
No. You can join a tour, but it’s very easy on your own. I was there last May, August, and February, and it was never crowded. Just remember it closes at 13:50 each day. Enjoy!
Genevieve S
21 April 2015|
Response from AlessandroFlorence |
Free tours in English usually run on Wednesday anf friday at 12.30 pm (no reservation required). Schedule can occasionally change. You could call the museum the day before your visit.
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